Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers + posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, not charged, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

MATTHEW PARRIS - ROTTEN IMMIGRANTS?

Those UKIP, BNP, NF, far right campaigners who lob verbal and other missiles towards immigrants need pay heed. Everyone around them, is foreign born, somewhere in their near or distant past, in great or small degree. They point at and heckle themselves. It may be, that with local accent, suit, dress, home, kids, car and job - their own or another's alien status is rather well camouflaged. However, if all the immigrants went home, there would be no one left on Old Blighty. An island bereft.

Its genius has been to welcome, accommodate and integrate. So well has it achieved this, that all yesterday's arrivals have blended into the common soup of British life. Targetting today's arrivals is dishonest, and disrespectful of our roots.

So let's start digging. My children are a mix of Russian, Polish, English, Irish and Italian and that's for starters....but no one would ever know.



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